Do you ever think about how difficult it is to live so your christianity shows? I'm thinking this in a round-a-bout way because I got a different car. Bear with me and you might learn how I got there.
My almost 13 year old car was starting to worry me, so I went shopping and the best deal I found was a red car. When you drive a gray minivan you are pretty anonymous among all the other neutral colored vans, but a red car in a small town screams "It's her!" and everyone knows who the car belongs to. I think I'm a good driver, but sometimes I get impatient with others. You know, like the guy ahead of you driving 15 mph and looking left and right while you are running late. Or, when everyone is trying to decide who will go first at a 4-way, so you just go. It only takes of few seconds of patience, but sometimes I just don't use it and I'm immediately ashamed. I think if I had one of those JESUS tags that you can't read until you stare at it or the ithcus (fish) emblem, I would be even more ashamed.
If you know Lutherans, the pastor usually wears his collar just for church services. The rest of the time they dress like everyone else. We had a pastor a few years back that wore his more often than that. When I asked him about it, he told me it helped to remind him of his calling.
Many of us wear crosses, even people who aren't Christians. It's just a piece of jewelry to them. I wear one nearly every day, but I want to be the kind of person who lets their faith show, no matter what they are wearing. I also know that I will often fail because we all "fall short of the glory of God".
So what is the point of this ramble? I imagine you are totally baffled by now. Maybe, having a red car could make me a more considerate driver or could it make me a better Christian?
This is my cross. I had the medallion cast from my late husband's wedding ring.